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Dimitar Vlahov

Advisor and Co-Lead, Global Content Strategy & Thought Leadership, Sustainable Brands

Dimitar is a senior sustainability and regeneration strategist, educator, executive advisor and mentor. He currently holds the following active roles: Advisor and Co-Lead, Global Content Strategy & Thought Leadership at Sustainable Brands; Senior Strategist, Content Development & Product Innovation at Sustainability Hub Norway; Executive Advisor at rePurpose Global; and Senior Content Advisor at Integrate2033. He co-led the creation of the SB Brand Transformation Roadmap, a comprehensive navigation tool mapping the whole journey from business-as-usual to a sustainable brand, and co-designed an accompanying assessment process that measures progress in five dimensions: purpose, brand influence, operations and supply chain, products and services, and governance.

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Build Back Better: The 5 Key Pillars for a Purposeful Post-COVID Reset
Build Back Better: The 5 Key Pillars for a Purposeful Post-COVID Reset

The Next Economy / Over the past year, we conducted an extensive research project engaging over 100 sustainability leaders from around the world to understand how they thought sustainable business would evolve after the pandemic. Here’s how they think we can build back better brands. - 2 years ago

Leading Brands Share Mix of Success Stories, Cautionary Tales at SB’21 Madrid
Leading Brands Share Mix of Success Stories, Cautionary Tales at SB’21 Madrid

Walking the Talk / While showcasing brands leading the charge toward sustainability — including Interface and Tony’s Chocolonely — SB’21 Madrid gave equal weight to just how much work we have left to do: Only 13% of companies can accurately deem themselves “sustainable.” - 2 years ago

Is Your Brand Really Making Progress Towards Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice? 
Is Your Brand Really Making Progress Towards Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice? 

Organizational Change / More companies are outlining policies and setting targets for DEIJ, but meeting those commitments remains a challenge. At Just Brands ‘21 (May 6-7), major companies share keys to implementation of authentic strategies, to realize the moral and business imperative of becoming a truly inclusive brand.  - 3 years ago

‘Net-Zero Emissions by 2050’ and ‘2°C’ Climate Targets: The Devil’s in the Details
‘Net-Zero Emissions by 2050’ and ‘2°C’ Climate Targets: The Devil’s in the Details

Walking the Talk / If you are truly looking for ways to maintain or establish your company as a leader in sustainability, and to minimize backlash from critical stakeholder groups, get thee to a 1.5°C science-based target as soon as you can. - 3 years ago

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The Moonshot Approach: 5 Critical Elements of Transformational Leadership
The Moonshot Approach: 5 Critical Elements of Transformational Leadership

Leadership / As part of its #abetterway project, Quiero is asking how the sustainability and business equation will be affected by COVID-19. Here, we reflect on the future of business leadership based on Quiero’s conversations with 100 world leaders in the Americas, Asia and Europe. - 3 years ago

12 Amazing Documentaries on Sustainability, Regeneration That You Now Have Time to Watch
12 Amazing Documentaries on Sustainability, Regeneration That You Now Have Time to Watch

Marketing and Comms / As many of us find ourselves with much more time at home due to the COVID-19 crisis, a lot of us are finding opportunities to do things we couldn’t quite get to in the course of our ‘regular lives’ before the widespread lockdowns. - 4 years ago

Dispelling 5 Common Myths about Regeneration and Regenerative Business
Dispelling 5 Common Myths about Regeneration and Regenerative Business

The Next Economy / Regeneration is about leaving nature and society healthier, better off and more resilient than we found them. It’s the future of sustainability. And the business case for regenerative business and regenerative leadership in all aspects of life has never been stronger. - 4 years ago

Sustainable Brands Attracts Global Finance Leaders Exploring Next-Generation Goals & Reporting
Sustainable Brands Attracts Global Finance Leaders Exploring Next-Generation Goals & Reporting

Press Release / New Metrics ‘19 advances the role of business in driving economic transformation - 4 years ago

5 Important New Frontiers of Social Impact Measurement
5 Important New Frontiers of Social Impact Measurement

New Metrics / Within the evolution of risk and impact measurement, we are seeing growing demand for proven methodologies and best practices around quantifying social impact, in particular — here is a sample of five important frontiers of social impact measurement, each of which will have its own session at New Metrics ’19. - 4 years ago

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Moody’s CFO to Address Leadership in Sustainable Value Creation at New Metrics 19
Moody’s CFO to Address Leadership in Sustainable Value Creation at New Metrics 19

Press Release / Sustainable Brands announces Mark Kaye as distinguished speaker for Philadelphia conference. - 4 years ago

Sustainable Brands Spotlights New Tools and Practices for Measuring Stakeholder Value
Sustainable Brands Spotlights New Tools and Practices for Measuring Stakeholder Value

Press Release / New Metrics 19 program features Nasdaq, CDP, Vanguard, Moody’s, WWF, Microsoft and others - 4 years ago

Redesigning the Purpose of Business for Humanity: Let’s Talk Know-How
Redesigning the Purpose of Business for Humanity: Let’s Talk Know-How

Leadership / A few weeks ago, The Business Roundtable reached a major milestone on the path toward a broadly accepted redefinition of business purpose. What's next? We have some ideas. - 4 years ago

Sustainable Brands Community Explores Next-Generation Goals, Impact Metrics and Reporting Methods
Sustainable Brands Community Explores Next-Generation Goals, Impact Metrics and Reporting Methods

Press Release / Nasdaq, Moody’s, Vanguard, CDP and others to educate on latest advances in goal-setting for sustainability at New Metrics ‘19 - 4 years ago

The Most Critical Sustainability Metric of the Year, and the Decade
The Most Critical Sustainability Metric of the Year, and the Decade

New Metrics / I hope that by now we are more than clear on what we can and need to do about our dwindling carbon budget. If you are not thinking ‘science-based targets’, you really need to catch up — keep reading. - 4 years ago

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Why Aren’t Companies Making Faster Progress on Sustainability?
Why Aren’t Companies Making Faster Progress on Sustainability?

Walking the Talk / Whether you're unsure how to find the right path, think you've done enough, or are just need help to go further — it’s become clear to us that sustainability executives and their C-Suite colleagues need more assistance with understanding and connecting all the dots. - 5 years ago

3 Big Questions Shaping the Future of Sustainable Business in 2019
3 Big Questions Shaping the Future of Sustainable Business in 2019

Walking the Talk / This year, we are dissecting big, open questions that could either speed up or slow down our quest toward Delivering the Good Life. - 5 years ago

#NewMetrics18: The ROI of Sustainability Strategy — and 6 Ways to Get There
#NewMetrics18: The ROI of Sustainability Strategy — and 6 Ways to Get There

New Metrics / Last week at Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics ’18 conference in Philadelphia, PA, over 300 delegates from brands, NGOs, strategists and practitioners across sectors gathered to share their latest tools and findings regarding measuring the risks and impacts of previously unmeasured forms of value, the newest credible tools and solutions for assessing the ROI of Sustainable Business. - 5 years ago

Experts Gather to Discuss ROI of Sustainable Business at New Metrics '18
Experts Gather to Discuss ROI of Sustainable Business at New Metrics '18

Press Release / The Sustainable Brands® community gathers today in Philadelphia, PA to kick off the 8th annual New Metrics conference. Over 300 global executives from brands like Nike, Salesforce, and Eileen Fisher are convening to unveil cutting-edge corporate practices that measure and quantify environmental and social impacts and tie them to financial and business value. - 5 years ago

8 Timely Topics Shaping the 8th Year of #NewMetrics
8 Timely Topics Shaping the 8th Year of #NewMetrics

New Metrics / At its core, the #NewMetrics series of events has always been about quantifying previously ignored risks, costs and revenue potential associated with sustainability impacts. Over the years, we have explored important new metrics related to the whole range of vital capitals — natural, human, social, relationship, intellectual and financial — with the same end goal of helping businesses understand the full picture of their presence in the world, so they can then improve it in informed, holistic ways. - 5 years ago

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Sustainable Brands Delivers Insight on How to Build Better Sustainability Metrics
Sustainable Brands Delivers Insight on How to Build Better Sustainability Metrics

Press Release / Danone, Global Reporting Initiative, SAP, PepsiCo speaking at New Metrics ‘18 about creating and measuring new forms of value SAN FRANCISCO, September 26, 2018 – Sustainable Brands® reveals program, networking and activity highlights for its upcoming conference: New Metrics 2018. Nearly 400 business executives will convene October 29-31 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel for a conversation on the ROI of Sustainable Business and smarter, more accurate, and more inclusive business metrics that generate value for all stakeholders. - 5 years ago